Thursday, June 22, 2023

Captain Serious vs Westbound & Down Italian Pilsner

Right now, my favorite SheppyBrew Beer on tap is Captain Serious Pilsner.

I don't have very much left because one of my favorite brother-in-laws (I have like a hundred of them) ... visited a couple weekends ago. It was also his favorite of my beers on tap, and he drank a lot of it.

I don't know if I've shared this, but Captain Serious Pilsner (Batch 333) was (at least partially) inspired by W is for Westbound & Down's Italian Pilsner.

In W is for Westbound & Down (Denver), I did share that this Italian Pilsner was one of my favorite commercial beers right now.

I had a few cans of the Westbound & Down's Italian Pilsner in my fridge when he was visiting.

I brought it out and told him Captain Serious had been inspired by Westbound & Down's Italian Pilsner. We both had a pint of Captain Serious and shared a pint of Westbound & Down's Italian Pilsner.

They are close in color, but Captain Serious is just a tad darker. The carbonation on Westbound & Down's is slightly higher, but the head retention is very close.

The malt bill is also very close.

Captain Serious was actually just a touch clearer, which makes me happy. Actually, it is now significantly more clear.

The big difference is the hops. I think Westbound & Down's uses Saaz hops. Captain Serious uses Talus.

It is sort of weird, by itself, I love Westbound & Down's Italian Pilsner. However, when I taste Captain Serious next to Westbound & Down's Italian Pilsner, I don't like it as much.

Captain Serious honestly tastes much better.

My brother-in-law agreed.

I'm not sure why that is. I really like Saaz hops in lots of beers. But when I taste my Italian Pils with more tropical fruit next to this particular Saaz beer, I don't really like it.

Sort of weird.

Anyway... in the comparison of Captain Serious Pilsner vs Westbound & Down's Italian Pilsner, Captain Serious is a clear winner.

I'll have to brew it again soon.

As always keep watching the regular SheppyBrew Channels to see what is happening with my BBQBeerBikingSheppyBrew's Facebook PageSheppy's Twitter FeedSheppyBrew's Instagram Page; and SheppyBrew's Website.Of course, don't forget to visit this blog often as well!

Go Rockies!

No comments:

Post a Comment